Once upon a time, Helen Hunt’s romantic advances were rejected by former pop star and soap opera actor Rick Springfield.
During an appearance on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” on Thursday, the former “Mad About You” star, who rose to fame as a teen actress, appearing opposite Sarah Jessica Parker on the ’80s movie “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” revealed that not even she could get Springfield’s attention.
“He wouldn’t date me but I was madly in love with Rick Springfield,” Hunt told host Andy Cohen when asked if she had any celebrity crushes as a teenager.
In Springfield’s defense, it doesn’t sound like Hunt put in much of an effort. Their sole encounter didn’t even occur face-to-face, and took place decades ago when she was filming her short-lived TV show “It Takes Two” on the same lot where he was starring on “General Hospital.”
“I left a note on his car … I left it on his windshield and somehow he managed to not call me,” she said. “I was so in love with him, you don’t even understand.”